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Published: Saturday, June 28 2014 4:33 p.m. MDT

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Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

I think what Quin has in mind is to develop the players the Jazz already have. That means free agency won't be centered on bringing in starters but those who are at a time in the career where being a mentor and closer. Ray Allen would be great for a year or two.

SaltyDog
Rexburg, ID

I like that Lindsey is aggressive and wanting to at least try for free agents. I think a guy like Monroe would be awesome or a Patrick Patterson type

J Poll
Gilford, NH

Jimmer may indeed be a defensive liability but he can hel p as an offensive punch on occasion and insurance policy during injuries. We are like ly to get FAs that are mediocre on bothe thr Def and off ends. At least with Jimmer we have a SERIOUS scoring threat when the game is on the line and we have one posession. You don't want a mediocre scorer on the floor. Imagine...
Finally, Jimmer is an insanely gifted scorer who could help young developing players with the offensive skill set. He is a bargain. And who knows, with some good coaching, hard work and training, maybe he could improve to become a passable defender.

AFCoug
Colorado Springs, CO

Go get Nash's contract from the Lakers and some additional pieces/assets. He can mentor Burke and Exum for a year. We get the Laker's #1 next year.

Brio
Alpine, UT

One thing is for certain, we'll know soon enough exactly what Lindsey is trying to explain. We'll soon be able to see his free-agent philosophy in action.

As to Jimmer... I see no reason not to have a specialty role player who could come in to spread a defense or to maintain smaller leads toward the ends of games when opponents are forced to foul. There aren't a lot of 90% free throw shooters like Jimmer in the NBA... and especially for the low price it would cost the Jazz.

Jeremiah J.
Buena Vista, VA

Rock: "Now [Boozer is] in Chicago, where he remains a rebounding/scoring machine who couldn’t guard a parking meter."

It's funny how Jazz fans think no big man between Karl Malone and Derrick Favors could ever guard anyone. None of them ever wonders if it doesn't have something to do with coaching, rather than the players. Boozer, who was allegedly such a horrible defender, went to Chicago and had three seasons in the top 10 in defensive rating, and two seasons in the top 10 in defensive win shares. Al Jefferson, the other guy who was always made to apologize for his defense in Utah, was 7th in defensive win shares in his first year away from Utah.

Now that the team has a coach who has declared himself a defensive specialist, Jazz fans will have to find a new player to blame if the team "can't guard a parking meter" next year.

Americanvet
Ivins, UT

I just hope we don't offer Hayward a max contract. If someone else wants to do that let's just let him go because he hasn't proved he is worth the big money. Nice guy, good player, but if you can't make an all star team you shouldn't get paid the max money.

Richie
Saint George, UT

Another free agent might be Mo Williams, but I think Trevor Ariza might be the best one.

Draft dumbie
Farmington, UT

I'd like to see the Jazz go after the "over-the-hill" gang--players who were all once all-stars, but are now at the end of their careers--who could teach the Jazz young players how to win games and championships (and who could still give the Jazz some quality minutes on occasion, and help the Jazz win games). Here is my dream team of free agents for this young Jazz team:

PG: Chauncey Billips
SG: Ray Allen
SF: Paul Pierce and Marvin Williams
PF: Kenyon Martin
C: Jermaine O'Neal

That would give the Jazz the following line-up:

PG: Burke, Exum, Billips
SG: Burks, Allen, Hood
SF: Hayward, Pierce, Williams
PF: Kanter, Martin, Evans
C: Favors, O'Neal, Gobert

eagle
Provo, UT

Lebron?

JBQ
Saint Louis, MO

Patti Mills is worth a look. The rest are just recycled leftovers.

island dude
Rochester, IL

I like the Ariza idea. I also think that they should see if Omri Casspi is available on the cheap since Houston is trying to dump salary.

island dude
Rochester, IL

I like the Ariza idea. I also think they should explore the availability of Omri Casspi of Houston since they are trying to dump salary. Maybe a cheap option and value pick up·

BucksJazzFan
Doylestown, PA

Free Agents to Target for Development and Glue
- Bring Hayward back
- Earl Watson / Kirk Hinrick - Development of Burke and Exume
- Josh McRoberts - GLUE and GUTS
- PJ Tucker - GLUE and GUTS

1st Five
- Burke
- Hayward
- Hood
- McRoberts
- Favors

2nd Five
- Exume
- Burks
- PJ Tucker
- Kanter
- Golbert

Final Five (Those who play at the end of the game)
- Burke
- Burks
- Hayward
- McRoberts
- Favors

AFCoug
Colorado Springs, CO

With what may be a log jam at guard the Jazz should consider playing a 3 guard line up as Phoenix did last year. You could play Burke, Exum, Burks, and Hayward in 3 spots. When you need a true SF you have Hood available. That is 5 talented guys at 3 spots. I like the possibilities. Jazz do need another big though as Favors, Kanter, and Gobert need some backups. Maybe bring back Williams as a stretch 4 and guy who likes playing in Utah.

Veracity
Morgan, UT

Do not even think about approaching LeBron...I would never watch the Jazz again...I would rather enjoy a good bout of the Swine flu.

byronbca
Salt Lake City, UT

Lindsey is still probably in asset accumulation mode. I expect the Jazz to trade for an overpriced vet in return for a draft pick and also pick up a few role players on the cheap. If Alex or Ennis have a great seasons the Jazz want to be in a situation to be able to sign them, otherwise they just spent 4 years developing somebody else's players.

Expect Hayward to get a ridiculous offer as well, the Jazz have tons of cash and are in a position where they can't afford to lose their best player for nothing and everyone knows it. If you want to win in pro sports management needs to overpay every once in a while. It's worth it to overpay Hayward by 2 or 3 million a year to stay competitive. Even if Hayward gets a max offer the Jazz are still about $16 million under the cap and $30 million away from paying the luxury tax.

CJ Miles
Dallas, TX

Stop with the comments of bringing in guys who are 5 years past their retirement time. Veterans who can't help the team win are not worth the time on the court. Paying Hayward anything near max money would be a huge mistake. Hayward had his chance to prove his worth last season and failed. I think Hood will be a better player in 3 years.

Kakashi
Tokyo, Japan

I think they are planning to continue with this core for at least a decade...i am willing to trade trey burke though...as for Hayward...i think we all know that he wasnt a go to guy when we drafted him...i honestly think he is more of a glue guy fringe all-star at best...the guy that even though shots aren't falling would contribute to other facets of the game...i hope that they could find a way to trade for Monroe and/or Ed Davis...i'm willing to give Enes Kanter and Trey Burke...i'd promote alec Burks to SG and Dante Exum at PG...a line up of

Favors
Monroe
Hayward
Burks
Exum

seems good...rodney hood would get a lot of time...switching between the 2 and 3...we can plug in ian clark for more minutes...gobert, evans and Ed davis would share the backup role for PF/C...if Neto comes in...he could be the second string PG...if not...we still have the PGs we have last year...

Man in Charge
Chihuahua, 00

Jpoll

"Jimmer may indeed be a defensive liability but he can hel p as an offensive punch on occasion and insurance policy during injuries. We are like ly to get FAs that are mediocre on bothe thr Def and off ends. At least with Jimmer we have a SERIOUS scoring threat when the game is on the line and we have one posession. You don't want a mediocre scorer on the floor. Imagine...
Finally, Jimmer is an insanely gifted scorer who could help young developing players with the offensive skill set. He is a bargain. And who knows, with some good coaching, hard work and training, maybe he could improve to become a passable defender."

Seriously, Enough with the Jimmer Garbage. He failed in Sacramento and he failed in Chicago. They can hire him to be Exum's towel guy.

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